Hands-on Plants Adult Workshops

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Hands-on Plants Workshops - Online 

Mondays at 6pm
$15 for members, $20 for non-members 

Get your hands on plants from home! Check out each project, and see which ones interest you! You can pick up the supplies at the Gardens, or have them delivered to your house. 

All projects are rated by their difficulty on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being very easy, and 5  being difficult by needing tools or particular care when working on the project. 

Register here! Once you register you'll get the link to the Zoom event, and info on your supplies!

June 1st, Seed Balls 
Use clay and seeds to make a fun way to add color to any space! 
Length: 30 minutes; Difficulty: 1  

June 8th, Microgreens
Want some fast growing, nutritious greens? Learn how to start your own microgreens at home! Taught by Deb Saw from Hsu Growing Supply. 
Length: 30 minutes; Difficulty: 3

June 15th, Bee Hotel
Provide a safe space for native bees in your yard! Buid a bee hotel tailored to mason bees and leafcutter bees, important pollinators in our ecosystem. 
Length: 60 minutes; Difficulty: 5

June 22nd, Stepping Stones
Make a customized, durable decoration for your yard! Pour the concrete, and customize it with marbles, stones, and shapes. 
Length: 45 minutes; Difficulty: 3

June 29th, Coasters
Bring some nature to the coffee table with a set of wood coasters! Add leaf prints and seal them so they'll last. 
Length: 30 minutes; Difficulty: 2

July 6th, Bluebird Houses
Create a home for native bluebirds, or other birds, in your yard. Learn about bird houses, bird feeding, and build your own bluebird house. 
Length: 60 minutes; Difficulty: 5

July 13th, Succulent Planter
Brighten up the indoors with a succulent planter! All supplies provided, even at least 3 plants!
Length: 30 minutes; Difficulty: 2

July 20th, Insect Collection
Collect some of those crawling critters in your house or in your yard, and see if you can figure out what they really are! 
Length: 45 minutes; Difficulty: 4

July 27th, Plant Press
Build the frame for a plant press, and learn how to layer your plants or flowers so they dry best. 
Length: 30 minutes; Difficulty: 4 

Hands-on Plants Adult Workshops

Have a glass of wine and light refreshments while local experts get your hands on creating a flower arrangement for your home and getting the details on apple pressing and cider making.

Registration and more information available in July!

August 11th - Flower Arranging led by Terri Rossiter, owner of Just Picked Flowers
Learn how to create a flower arrangement to bring some summer color inside. Select a container and use cut flowers, greenery, and other materials to create a beautiful and unique arrangement to take home. Flowers and greenery will be grown at the Gardens or provided by Just Picked Flowers, and a variety of containers will be available to choose from. Terri Rossiter, owner of Just Picked Flowers, will set you up for success and lead you through this workshop.

Sept 8th - Apple Pressing & Cider led by Paul Whitaker UWSP Professor and dedicated Monk Gardens Volunteer
Fresh apple cider is a treasured fall treat and, with the right equipment and enough apples, it can be made at home.  In this hands-on workshop, we’ll use a couple of home cider presses to turn apples into cider – from selection and preparation of fruit to pressing to storage and possible fermentation.  Our presenter, Paul Whitaker, has been making fresh cider from his backyard apple crop for over a dozen years, and has been making hard cider and cider vinegar from it for at least half that long.

Questions?  Email Elise Schuler at eschuler@monkgardens.org